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BCAFN Celebrates World Water Day With The Tsilhqot’in Nation

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Mar. 22, 2019) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is celebrating World Water Day with the Tŝilhqot’in and other First Nations in Vancouver today. Chiefs and supporters are holding ceremonies and rallies in events during the day as they stand to protect this life sustaining resource. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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NATIONAL CHIEF PERRY BELLEGARDE BULLETIN – Federal Budget and Comprehensive Claims Funding

NATIONAL CHIEF PERRY BELLEGARDE BULLETIN – Federal Budget and Comprehensive Claims Funding SUMMARY:  The federal budget tabled on March 19 includes a commitment to forgive and reimburse First Nations loans accumulated through the negotiation of comprehensive claims. I advocated for this commitment along with First Nations as a move consistent with our rights, title and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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Adjournment Of Inquest Regarding The Death Of Austin Eaglechief

March 22, 2019 At the request of counsel for family, presiding Coroner Tim Hawryluk has postponed the inquest regarding the death of Austin Eaglechief scheduled for March 25-29 at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon. Eaglechief, 22, was in a vehicle being pursued by the Saskatoon Police Service on June 19, 2017.  The vehicle […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201914 Views

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Nuxalk Nation celebrates completion of new and renovated housing

March 22, 2019 – Bella Coola, Nuxalk Territory, British Columbia – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making important investments to improve housing conditions in First Nations communities, reduce overcrowding, and support the health and well-being of First Nations residents. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Nuxalk Nation on the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201917 Views

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Village Monde Launches the “2019 Exploring a World of Sustainable Destinations” Campaign ! Meeting Indigenous People

Mar 22, 2019 QUEBEC, March 22, 2019 – As part of the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, Village Monde, with the support of Air Canada, Karavaniers, Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ), l’Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ), Quebec Aboriginal Tourism and Desjardins, is proud to announce the launch of their big “2019 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201918 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald on the Importance of World Water Day

(Toronto, March 22, 2019) Today, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is commemorating the 26th annual World Water Day along side First Nations leadership in Ontario. This year’s theme “Water for All” is quintessential to recognizing the inherent rights and responsibility to protect the waterways within Canada, and ensuring that First Nations are receiving the same […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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Opportunity to provide input on Royal BC Museum modernization

March 22, 2019 VICTORIA – British Columbians are invited to share their ideas for a modernized Royal BC Museum as the Province moves forward with planning to preserve B.C.’s natural and human history for generations to come. “The Royal BC Museum is one of B.C.’s greatest cultural icons, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201918 Views

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Media Availability Invite: Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree Broadcast Team, March 23

Media Availability Invite: Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree Broadcast Team, March 23 On Saturday, March 23, please join Sportsnet and APTN for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the upcoming Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree broadcast. This will include in-person and conference call media availabilities with the Cree-language broadcast team, as well as APTN and Sportsnet spokespeople. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201914 Views

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FNTI Alumni Touch Down

March 22, 2019 FNTI alumni Nathan Walker and Sabrina Manitowabi never dreamed they would be landing back on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory’s Airfield in a Dash-8. The two pilots touched down at their alma mater on Sat, March 9th, along with 14 other passengers, most of which are also FNTI alumni, to attend a celebration of […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201925 Views

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The Drift: A vested interest in natural resources – Northern Ontario Business

March 22, 2019 Entrepreneurially minded Pic Mobert First Nation takes its place in industrial services For generations, Pic Mobert First Nation’s economic situation was no different than many Indigenous communities across Canada: on the outside looking in at natural resource development. The northwestern Ontario Ojibwe community of 300 was surrounded by an abundance of valuable […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201918 Views

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Budget 2019: Helping Canadians find and keep good jobs

March 22, 2019             Victoria, British Columbia             Employment and Social Development Canada Since 2015, the Government of Canada has focused on strengthening and growing the middle class and offering real help to people working hard to join it. This plan is working: Since November 2015, hard-working Canadians have created more than 900,000 new jobs. Budget […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201917 Views

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Media Advisory – Governor General to Honour Remarkable Canadians at Rideau Hall

March 22, 2019 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present honours to 40 recipients during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Recipients will be recognized for their excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service with one of the following honours: a Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201918 Views

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Frost & Sullivan Identifies 3 Innovative Tactics that Encourage Accessible Water for All

Modular water systems and strategic financial plans hold the key to leaving no one behind SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 22, 2019 — The basic human right of accessing safe and sanitary water is the key to sustainable development. It determines livability, growth of industries, and human well-being, all of which are vital for the vibrant […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201917 Views

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New student-led exhibition explores the intersection of science and art – McMaster U

March 22, 2019 From the mysteries of deep ocean ecosystems, to the evolution of brain injury research, to the origins of life on Earth, a new exhibit is exploring and communicating complex science in an unconventional way – through the power of art. Visualizing Science– presented by the Faculty of Science and the Socrates Project, is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201915 Views

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Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Creator Made An Animal – FYI Music News

Snotty Nose Rez Kids – “Creator Made An Animal – ft. Boslen” (Indie): This Indigenous BC hip-hop duo was one of the success stores in Canadian music last year, vaulting into the national spotlight by making the Polaris Music Prize shortlist. Anticipation is high for a new full-length album, Trapline, set for release on May 10. This […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201913 Views

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Confederation College: The College and You – Sherbrooke Public School visit with Negahneewin Student Services

March 22, 2019 On March 20, 2019, Grade 7 and 8 students from Sherbrooke Public School came to Confederation College for a whole day experience. After an opening prayer and welcoming song in Apiwin, students were given a tour highlighting programs such as Police Foundations, Digital Media Production, Dental Assisting and Civil Engineering. They got to […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201914 Views

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Emergency operations centres and training funds help B.C. communities

March 22, 2019 VICTORIA – Sixty-three local and regional governments and First Nations communities have been approved to receive their share of nearly $1.5 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support emergency operations centres (EOCs) and related emergency training. Since the September 2017 Budget update, communities and governments throughout B.C. have received more than […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201915 Views

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Let’s move forward, not backward, in reconciling the injustices committed against Canada’s indigenous people ~ Nathan Forestell – Huntsville Doppler

March 22, 2019 I am writing to express my severe disappointment in the views expressed by Hugh Holland in his commentary, SNC-Lavalin has overshadowed earlier concerns with JWR’s extreme views on indigenous rights, published on Doppler earlier this week. The commentary piece, which reiterates the arguments of Conrad Black in his article, SNC-Lavalin is a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201918 Views

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Statement by the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services on World Water Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (March 22, 2019) — The Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O’Regan, issued the following statement today: “Everyone should have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Today, on World Water Day, we reflect on the progress that has been made toward that goal, both in Canada and around the world, and acknowledge […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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Anglican priest who sexually abused altar boys gets nine-year sentence – London Free Press

March 22, 2019 The ex-Anglican cleric found guilty of sexually abusing altar boys at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation decades ago was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison for his crimes. David Norton, 72, is already serving four years in prison for abusing another boy from London in the 1990s. He was found […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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U Arctic: Side event “Including the North: Indigenous Languages and Inclusion Policies in Education” at ASSW 2019

March 22, 2019 UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education and UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Teacher Education are jointly organising an event at the Arctic Science Summit Week on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia. The event consist of a panel discussion and a book launch. The side event is included in the Indigenous Peoples day of the ASSW […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201914 Views

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Brock U: FAHS mourns loss of Indigenous Sport Management alum

March 21, 2019 The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (FAHS) is mourning the passing of prominent alumnus and Dean’s Alumni Council member Wray Maracle. The well-known leader at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and in sport throughout Ontario died March 20 after a battle with cancer. FAHS Dean Peter Tiidus called Maracle, a […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201918 Views

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Plans for proposed Nunavut park win national award – Nunatsiaq News

March 22, 2019 Environment Department mostly mum on details of park envisioned outside Sanikiluaq Plans for a new park near Nunavut’s southernmost community have won a national award. But don’t expect much information from the Government of Nunavut yet on Kinngaaluk Territorial Park, to be located near Sanikiluaq. The territory’s Department of Environment says the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201917 Views

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GDI T&E West-Central and East-Central Committee Members (vacancy)

March 21, 2019 West Central Selection Committee Member ( 2 vacancies) and East Central Selection Committee Member (4 vacancies) Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Inc (GDIT&E) was established in 2006 to serve the Métis training and employment needs in Saskatchewan. GDIT&E falls under the parent umbrella organization, the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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First Nation child and family services agency – CTV

March 22, 2019 Several First Nation communities near Sudbury, North Bay, and Parry Sound are working hard at having their own child and family services agency. For decades, when required, children from First Nations have been taken by provincial child and family services. Now, an alternative,Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services,is getting one step closer to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201913 Views

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Laurier Early Career Researcher Awards highlight exceptionally promising faculty members

March 21, 2019 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University is honouring three faculty members with its second annual Early Career Researcher Awards. The internal awards recognize early-career faculty who have made exceptional contributions both to research and to student training. The 2019 awardees are Associate Professor Diane Gregory of the departments of Health Sciences and Kinesiology and Physical Education, Associate Professor Tom Hazell of the […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201917 Views

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Cindy Blackstock reaction to budget 2019 | APTN News

Credits:APTN News Published on Mar 20, 2019 The biggest expenditure in this budget for Indigenous peoples will go toward children. APTN’s Amber Bernard gets reaction from the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, Cindy Blackstock.

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201920 Views

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Nunavik Inuit Pass Significant Self-Determination Resolution

March 21, 2019 – Aupaluk, Nunavik – Inuit delegates attending the Makivik Corporation Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Tarsakallak school gym in Aupaluk passed a resolution supporting negotiations towards long sought-after Self-Determination for the Nunavik region in northern Quebec. The 64 Inuit delegates representing all communities in Nunavik, the Makivik Board of Directors, and […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201923 Views

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New campus homes help Cranbrook students focus on studies

March 21, 2019 CRANBROOK – Twice as many College of the Rockies students can rest their heads on more affordable, on-campus beds when a new student-housing complex opens in 2020. Six new cottage-style buildings will provide spaces for 96 more students, doubling capacity at the college and allowing students to focus on their studies instead […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201912 Views

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Budget’s Indigenous languages funding ‘insufficient’ to support revitalization work, says B.C. advocate – CBC

Federal budget allocates $334M over 5 years to language preservation, promotion and revitalization Mar 22, 2019 If Ottawa is serious about supporting the revitalization of Indigenous languages across Canada, a lot more funding needs to be made available, according to the CEO of the First Peoples Cultural Council in B.C. In Tuesday’s pre-election budget, the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201919 Views

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A statement from Premier Sandy Silver on the 2019–20 federal budget

March 21, 2019 Premier Sandy Silver released the following statement: We are pleased to see investments in education, infrastructure, and renewable energy and a commitment to advancing economic reconciliation reflected in the Government of Canada’s 2019–20 Budget. Since taking office, our government has worked diligently to build strong, cooperative relationships with and among municipalities, Yukon […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201914 Views

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Empty dresses spotlight North American Violence ‘Epidemic’ against Indigenous Women – Net Newsledger

March 22, 2019 More than four in five Native American women have experienced violence in their lifetime and thousands are missing WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Dozens of empty red dresses sway in the wind at the foot of Capitol Hill, reminding passersby of the thousands of native women recorded murdered or missing in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201914 Views

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Indspire receives $9 Million in additional Funding over Three Years in 2019 Federal Budget

March 20, 2019 – Ohsweken, ON – Indspire is pleased that the federal government has chosen to significantly increase its investment in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis students as announced in yesterday’s budget. Indigenous learners are increasingly seeking post-secondary opportunities, yet only 11 percent of Indigenous peoples have a university degree versus 29.3 […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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Brady’s bunch – Winnipeg Free Press

The distance from Cross Lake First Nations to Sunrise, Fla. is nearly 3,500 kilometres, but the journey for Brady Keeper was infinitely longer, filled with countless obstacles along the way. If we’re being honest, it’s nothing short of remarkable that he’s arrived. Keeper, 22, inked his first pro contract this week, a two-year entry-level deal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201910 Views

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The good, the bad and the maybe? A closer look at the federal budget – APTN News

March 21, 2019 Liberal MP Marc Miller says he’s proud of the 2019 federal budget and no one should question the Trudeau government’s commitment to reconciliation. “It is a significant step in a very long path that we call reconciliation and so no one should question the government’s dedication. We’ve heard this silly questioning over […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201914 Views

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Northern NDP MP says Indigenous languages underfunded in 2019 Liberal budget – MBC Network Radio Online

Mar 21, 2019 Saskatchewan’s northern MP says there is both good and bad in the 2019 federal Liberal budget in terms of Indigenous spending. NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says the fact the Trudeau government has targeted $334 million over five years for the preservation and revitalization of Indigenous languages is a step in the right […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201917 Views

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Government of the Northwest Territories invests $150,000 in Tourism Coordinators for three NWT Communities

The Government of the Northwest Territoires (GNWT) has announced that three communities will get funding for Coordinators who will be responsible for working on key tourism projects. This is part of the Community Tourism Coordinator Program — an initiative of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment designed to help communities hire and maintain individuals […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201918 Views

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OPP investigating Pikangikum homicide – Dryden Now

March 22, 2019 The OPP is continuing to investigate a homicide in Pikangikum First Nation, 10 years following the death. On March 22, 2009, 33-year-old Judy Ann Quill of Pikangikum was last seen leaving a family member’s house in the early morning, before being discovered seriously injured in a nearby wooded area. Quill was transported […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201914 Views

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Forgotten Again: The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples offended by discrimination under the federal budget

March 19, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is outraged by the federal budget tabled today as the government continues to ignore the needs of the Métis, status and non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve in Canada. “Back in December 2018 when we signed the CAP-Canada Political Accord we […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201917 Views

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Tsilhqot’in To Hold Water and Drum Ceremony on steps of BC Court of Appeal – My Cariboo Now

Mar. 21st, 2019 The Tsilhqot’in Nation will be in Vancouver to mark World Water Day and their fight to protect their land. The Tsilhqot’in Nation and other First Nation Chiefs will be holding a water and drum ceremony Friday morning before entering the BC Court of Appeal seeking an injunction to halt drilling for Taseko […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201913 Views

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Culture camp focuses on art for healing, resistance – SooToday.com

Join NORDIK’s Urban Indigenous Youth for Change for a free day-long culture camp March 29 NORDIK’s Urban Indigenous Youth for Change (UIYFC) initiative is hosting a free day-long culture camp on March 29, 2019 at Algoma University that will explore themes of Indigenous creativity, and resistance. “This art and language camp is an opportunity for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201912 Views

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AFNQL: What the Federal Budget Forgot

WENDAKE, QC, March 21, 2019  – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) is reacting to the release of the federal budget. This budget confirms amounts totalling nearly 4.1 billion of dollars over five years in sectors such as Indigenous languages, drinking water, child welfare services (Jordan’s Principle), land claims and post-secondary education. Although these […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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Justice, education and child protection targets of Alberta Liberals’ Indigenous policy platform – Toronto Star

March 21, 2019 CALGARY—Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan announced his party’s Indigenous policy platform Thursday, promising fundamental changes to the way the province deals with Indigenous issues in justice, education, and more. “Indigenous Albertans face systemic racism and the consequences of Canada’s colonial past,” said Khan. “Our plan will help address these issues.” Read More: […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201915 Views

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2019 Federal Budget Advances Action on Food Security

More Progress Needed to Reduce Poverty and Build an Equitable and Sustainable Food System MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 21, 2019  – The Maple Leaf Foods Centre for Action on Food Security (“The Centre”) commends the government on the initiatives and commitments contained within the 2019 budget that support the advancement of more sustainable and equitable food […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201913 Views

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Moose Cree council dissolved, chief is out, after mass resignations – Timmins Press

In a demonstration of non-confidence in the current chief, nine of the 12 members of Moose Cree First Nation Council tendered their resignation Wednesday night. March 21, 2019 In a demonstration of non-confidence in the current chief, nine of the 12 members of Moose Cree First Nation Council tendered their resignation Wednesday night. The mass […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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Manitoba Calls for Clarity on Federal Bill C-69

March 21, 2019 Testifying before the Senate of Canada Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources today, Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade Blaine Pedersen demanded clarity and improvements from Ottawa on Bill C-69, to avoid making it more difficult to build strategic infrastructure, like transmission lines, pipelines or critical disaster mitigation projects. […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201911 Views

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Helping Canadian schools support Indigenous language learning – UM Today

March 22, 2019 The language we speak influences how we see the world. Its expressions and nuances bear cultural and historical significance. To lose our language is to lose a piece of our identity. That’s exactly what Indigenous communities across Canada are trying to prevent from happening for their people. “Many Indigenous people in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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The insult’: Ottawa’s move to honour Métis war vets comes after years of stonewalling – CBC

There may be just a handful of Canadian Métis vets still living Mar 22, 2019 They were the forgotten among the forgotten. Nearly 20 years ago, when Veterans Affairs Canada documented the “discrimination and outright fraud” perpetrated against the country’s Indigenous war veterans, it deliberately excluded former Métis soldiers. Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/metis-veterans-canada-aboriginal-1.5066577

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201915 Views

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New homes and new opportunities in Courtenay

March 21, 2019 COURTENAY – People with low to moderate incomes and those at risk of homelessness in the Comox Valley, including Indigenous peoples, now have more affordable housing options and better opportunities that come with stable housing. The Province has partnered with M’akola Housing Society to build 35 new affordable rental homes in Courtenay. […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 201912 Views

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First Nation supports B.C.’s plan to require pipeline operators to hold permits – Journal Of Commerce

March 22, 2019 VANCOUVER — A coastal British Columbia First Nation that experienced a spill of thousands of litres of diesel in its waters is supporting the province’s efforts to create a permitting system for companies transporting hazardous substances. The B.C. Court of Appeal is hearing a reference case filed by the province that asks […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201919 Views

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